Thursday, February 24, 2011

Wow, it's really been over 5 months since I updated this blog. I always feel like I'm either extremely busy or not busy at all. You'd think that a stay at home Dad would have tons of time on his hands but for those of you that take care of things on the home front, you know that it's not always possible to blog. With all the time that's spent on Facebook it seems that Amy and I just post photos over there and the blog gets neglected. If you feel you can stand my crass humor, naughty language, and genius wit, you are welcome to friend me on Facebook and keep up with our sometimes hectic life.

As usual, lots of fun was had since the last update - many trips to Astoria house, lunches and dinners and beers at Fort George, a couple of weddings, a family picnic, some barbecues, many late night trips to VooDoo Doughnut and as always, good times with family and friends. Oh, and my hair has gotten longer, my beard has gotten out of control, and I quit drinking alcohol. More on that in a later post.

I've thrown together a quick collection of photos from the last few months some of which I don't think Amy posted on Facebook. This is only up through the end of 2010. I hope to post again soon.

Amy and I on New Years Eve, 2010. It took me longer than it should have to figure out how to tie a bowtie. But now I've got it down.

I'm singing Christmas Carols. Really.

No foolin.

This was our "Halloween Photo". As you can see, we recycled the Moon that has become a permanent fixture in our house from our Christmas Photo a few years back. This years' Halloween theme was Steampunk.

Speaking of Christmas Photo, here's the one from this year but in color. The one we sent out was converted to Black and White.



Amy and Twila Jean at Fort George.
Across the street from our house in Astoria, there's a driveway with the best view. Always a good spot for a photoshoot.

Art Party

Christmas Nut

It was windy.

Museum of Glass. If you're ever in Tacoma, Wa. check it out. Really cool for kids (and adults) to see how glass is made.

It has become a tradition for the last few years to have an annual picnics with family and friends at Lewisville Park in Battle Ground, Wa. Last year we finally got a group photo with everybody.

My Sister (Vixen Vintage) and I at the Clark County Fair with Oliver. You'd think I'd fit in with the hat and shirt, but I stood out.

Don't mess with my Wife.

Always happy to find deer in the yard in Astoria.

Visiting family at Deluxe Tattoo.

I probably told Shawn a dirty joke.

I love John Helmer. If I had more heads, I'd buy more hats.

My wonderful Wife purchased me a suit from Duchess Clothier last Fall. It is AWESOME.

Beacon Rock.

At the end of last August, Oliver and I went to Bobs Red Mill and took the tour. Bob came out and played piano and answered questions. He was really cool. I'm told he doesn't do that too often.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Vancouver to Cheyenne to Astoria

Because of the way blogger uploads photos, you get the last photo of Vacation first.

When we decided to take a trip to Cheyenne, Wyoming and attend a rodeo, I wasn't sure what to expect. I had a pretty good idea that I would have fun, but I never would have guessed it would be as awesome as it was. I attended a Rodeo, saw KISS, saw Mini-KISS, and got to hang out with my favorite people. We spent approximately a week on our vacation going to and from Cheyenne, Wyoming and a week in Astoria, Oregon. These are some of my favorite pictures from out trip.

Oliver had fun!

Some beautiful people.

This was just practice.

Wyoming Cowboy

Oliver with the Winners of The Bride of Jake the Alligator Man contest in Long Beach, Wa.

This is what it looks like when I drive.

Amy and Twila Jean in Astoria

Me with the Tree Rock. It's a tree growing out of a rock. In the middle of nowhere.

Looks good to me.

Oliver assumes the "mocking the statue" pose.

Oliver was so excited he rode the bull longer than I did. But he didn't have 6 Coors in his stomach.

Lincoln's head in a rock.

Amy's point of view.

Shoshone Falls, Idaho.

Salt Lake City.